Public Figure Profiles

Carl Thorp

Carl Thorp (1912–1989) was an American artist who became known for Impressionist landscapes of California, sometimes referred to as California Scene Painting, as well as New York City, Boston and New Orleans Cityscapes. He was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 14, 1912.

According to a friend, Carl knew in his early teens he wanted art to be his path in life. But his father was not very amused by Carl’s interest and only bought him black and white oil paints. Perhaps this was his father’s attempt to discourage Carl. At the age of 16 Carl left home heading for San Diego, California. There he studied at the San Diego State College, and the Academy of Fine Arts (1932-1935) under Maurice Braun and Alfred R. Mitchell.

In the 1950s he organized art schools throughout California and was the Director at the Art center on Lombard street2 and oil painting instructor at Peninsula Arts & Crafts, School of Fine Arts in the mid-1950s.In the late 1950s Thorp moved to Louisiana where he lived part-time for most of his career and eventually died. According to the Biloxi Daily Herald March 22, 1970, Carl had a studio at 809 Bourbon St. in New Orleans.Carl frequently traveled up the coast to New York, and Massachusetts and many of his paintings contain subject matter from these locals.

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Some of their strengths

Carl Thorp has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Perseverent, Artistic, Passionate, Intuitive, Intellectual, Analytical, and Optimistic.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Carl Thorp is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is known for being a good partner.

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Carl Thorp well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Carl Thorp as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Carl Thorp is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is intuitive, imaginative, and an agent of change, and who is always dreaming of life's great possibilities and partnering with people to try to achieve those possibilities.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Carl Thorp tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Carl Thorp's challenges

While Carl Thorp has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Carl Thorp can be Stubborn, Pleasure-seeking, Complicated, Brusque, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, and Idle.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Carl Thorp's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Carl Thorp must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Possessive and Stubborn

Carl Thorp is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Carl Thorp also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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